The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Support Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 195 186 212
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 6 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.30% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 10
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4928 5422 6818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.03% 92.15% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3860 3920 4993
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 91 145
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £12.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Specialist in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Support Specialist across the City of London region.

Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the City of London region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

Support Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Specialist across the City of London region.

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Support Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Specialist in their job title.

1 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Banking
2 5 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 4 (26.67%) Android
3 4 (26.67%) Front Office
3 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
3 4 (26.67%) UNIX
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) DNS
4 3 (20.00%) Windows
4 3 (20.00%) MS Office
4 3 (20.00%) Handset
4 3 (20.00%) Mac OS X
4 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (20.00%) Perl
5 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (13.33%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (13.33%) VMware
5 2 (13.33%) Equities
5 2 (13.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (13.33%) Linux
5 2 (13.33%) Python
5 2 (13.33%) LDAP
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle
5 2 (13.33%) Fidessa
5 2 (13.33%) HP
6 1 (6.67%) Citrix
6 1 (6.67%) SAN

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Support Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) LDAP
3 1 (6.67%) SMTP
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) FTP
3 1 (6.67%) HTTP
3 1 (6.67%) Kerberos
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) DMZ
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (6.67%) NAS
3 1 (6.67%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (6.67%) KDB
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Banking
3 4 (26.67%) Front Office
4 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
5 1 (6.67%) Back Office
5 1 (6.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (6.67%) 802.1X
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) SAML
2 1 (6.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Handset
2 2 (13.33%) Equities
2 2 (13.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) UNIX
1 4 (26.67%) Android
1 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (13.33%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (6.67%) Workflow Management
2 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (6.67%) Algorithmic Trading
2 1 (6.67%) Electronic Trading
2 1 (6.67%) Time Management
2 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (6.67%) Analytics
2 1 (6.67%) Low Latency
2 1 (6.67%) Security Hardening
2 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
2 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (6.67%) Service Management
2 1 (6.67%) Process Management
2 1 (6.67%) ITSM
2 1 (6.67%) Identity Management
2 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) Perl
3 2 (13.33%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) Tcl
4 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.67%) VBA
4 1 (6.67%) C
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) NFS
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (6.67%) Samba
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
1 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 1 (6.67%) MOM
1 1 (6.67%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (6.67%) SCOM
1 1 (6.67%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Fidessa
2 2 (13.33%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Portware
3 1 (6.67%) Splunk
3 1 (6.67%) Fixnetix
3 1 (6.67%) Sybase
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) BMC
3 1 (6.67%) Veritas
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.67%) Reuters
3 1 (6.67%) Bloomberg
3 1 (6.67%) NetIQ
3 1 (6.67%) Remedy
3 1 (6.67%) Charles River